Fenwick associate Jon McMichael co-authored the article “Federal Circuit Report” published in IP Litigator. The article examines patent assertion entities (PAEs), which make up a significant portion of patent litigation today. PAEs often form just before acquiring a patent and filing a complaint, and their registered addresses are often fake. This allows PAEs to avoid responsibility for frivolous litigation by making it hard to determine who is behind a lawsuit. Jon discusses a case in the District Court of Delaware that sheds light on these practices, and the implications of the Federal Circuit’s decision on future patent litigation.
Read the full article here.